Tag: Television

Yaya DaCosta Joins Elite Society in ‘Our Kind of People’

After six seasons playing the nurse April Sexton on the hit NBC medical drama “Chicago Med,” Yaya DaCosta was contemplating her future in the “Chicago” franchise earlier this spring when she received an auspicious offer. She was given the opportunity to lead Fox’s “Our Kind of People,” a soapy new drama centering on the rich […]

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A Famous Mexican TV Host Is on the Run After Allegedly Embezzling $146 Million

Inés Gómez Mont allegedly fled Mexico as authorities prepared an arrest warrant. (Photos via Instragram: @inesgomezmont) MEXICO CITY—A famous Mexican television host is on the lam after being accused of embezzling billions of pesos. Inés Gómez Mont and her lawyer husband, Víctor Manuel Álvarez Puga, reportedly fled Mexico as the authorities prepared to issue an […]

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A Hollywood Producer and a Master of Adaptation

Freedom, Maine, population 722, is about as far away from Hollywood as you can get. So when Erin French, who runs the uber-popular Lost Kitchen there, had boldface names flocking to her virtual doorstep looking to buy the film rights to her best-selling memoir, she approached them with a lot of trepidation and a bit […]

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Seth Meyers Does His Best Tucker Carlson Impersonation

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. Here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. Breaking Conspiracy Theories Seth Meyers pointed to some of Fox News’ latest contradictions on Monday night, citing a recent […]

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The Fall TV Season Is Back, Smaller Than Ever

The fall television season is back! Or is it, really? The Covid-19 pandemic sucker punched the broadcast networks last year, knocking out the traditional September introduction of high-profile new shows. This year, “fall premiere week” returns, beginning Monday. But ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are debuting just six scripted series this week; in the same […]

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The Mannings Give TV Sports Yet Another Alternate Viewing Option

“We really lean into a specific driver for a little bit longer, and it creates a stronger bond between the driver and audience,” Flood said. If the future of sports watching is fans choosing exactly the kind of announcer or experience they want, why not take the idea further? Amazon, which shows N.F.L. games on […]

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With ‘The Crown,’ Netflix Finally Takes the Emmys Throne

At long last, the streaming platforms were triumphant at the Emmys, with Netflix and AppleTV+ taking major awards in drama, comedy and limited series as Television Academy voters acknowledged a profound shift in entertainment, from the channel-flipping days of traditional TV to the 21st-century mode of click-and-watch binge viewing. “The Crown,” the lush Netflix chronicle […]

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Review: At the Emmy Awards, TV Celebrates Its Own Survival

As the positivity-signaling shows “Ted Lasso” and “Hacks” traded off comedy awards at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, it was indicative of a past year that tried our souls and put us in the mood for a shared national tummy scratch. The traditional television industry, buffeted by the pandemic and endlessly losing […]

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2021 Emmy Winners: ‘The Crown,’ ‘Mare of Easttown’ and More

Streaming services dominated many people’s pandemic lives. Will they dominate at this year’s Emmys, too? The 73rd annual Emmy Awards are happening right now in Los Angeles. The ceremony is primarily in person this year — in contrast to last year’s largely virtual event — and it is being hosted by the comedian Cedric the […]

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Emmys 2021: The List of Nominees

Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale” Supporting Actor, Drama Giancarlo Esposito, “The Mandalorian” O-T Fagbenle, “The Handmaid’s Tale” John Lithgow, “Perry Mason” Tobias Menzies, “The Crown” Max Minghella, “The Handmaid’s Tale” Chris Sullivan, “This Is Us” Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale” Michael K. Williams, “Lovecraft Country” Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie Renée Elise Goldsberry, […]

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Emmy Awards 2021: What to Watch For

At long last, it should be the year that a streaming platform is triumphant at the Emmys. The tech companies upended the entertainment industry years ago but they’ve had mixed results breaking through with members of the Television Academy, who vote on the winners. That will likely come to an end on Sunday when the […]

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What Is Drama? The Bungled Plan at ‘Jeopardy!’ to Choose a New Host

dodai stewart From The New York Times, I’m Dodai Stewart. An old favorite in American TV came back this week, a little tarnished. The trivia game show “Jeopardy!” lost its host last year, when the legendary Alex Trebek died in November. After his death, the show had to face a grim reality: how to move […]

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Bully Pulpit No More: Jen Psaki’s Turn at the Lectern

“Jen chose to stand and question my qualifications and services to this country. Once she did that, the gloves were off,” Mr. Spicer said. (In 2017, when Mr. Spicer was roundly criticized for referring to Nazi death camps as “Holocaust centers,” Ms. Psaki was more magnanimous. “It’s a really tough job, everybody screws up,” she […]

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Fall TV 2021: The 31 Shows to Watch

‘Cowboy Bebop’ A live-action version of the coolest anime series of all time? Real actors in place of Shinichiro Watanabe’s animated, psychedelic-noir outer-space bounty hunters and scam artists? A real dog playing Ein the robot Corgi? The world holds its breath. (One reason for optimism: The protean anime composer Yoko Kanno, who was in charge […]

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“The Most Beloved Man on the Planet”: Ken Burns on Muhammad Ali

Ken Burns, the celebrated documentarian whose films have chronicled America’s story from jazz to baseball to war, is out with his and his team’s newest work, a four-part documentary about the life of Muhammad Ali. The film, called simply Muhammad Ali and produced by Burns, daughter Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, tells Ali’s full life […]

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Fall Preview: The Thrill is Back. So Is the Anxiety.

The fall season! It’s a time of Broadway debuts, opera openings, Oscar bait, triumphant television returns and fat special issues heralding the sumptuous delights of “the fall season” — packages like the one you are reading right now. The cultural slate arrives like an advent calendar, stuffed with all the goodies that the entertainment industry […]

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Jimmy Kimmel Makes an Intriguing Offer to Logan Paul

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. Here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. ‘I’ll Introduce You to Nicki Minaj’s Cousin’s Friend’ The YouTube personality Logan Paul called out Jimmy Kimmel this week […]

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Nona Gaprindashvili Sues Netflix Over ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Slight

In the final episode of “The Queen’s Gambit,” the wildly popular Netflix series, an announcer delivers chess play-by-play and commentary while the show’s fictional heroine, portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy, competes in a climactic tournament in Moscow. “The only unusual thing about her, really, is her sex, and even that’s not unique in Russia,” the announcer […]

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Review: ‘Fiasco,’ a Look at How America Got to Where It Is

One of the anecdotes studded like candied fruit throughout “Fiasco,” a six-episode documentary about the Iran-contra affair, involves the C.I.A.’s prepping of Ronald Reagan for his first summit with Mikhail Gorbachev in 1985. Knowing that reading was not Reagan’s preferred method of absorbing information, the agency prepared, to his delight, a film biography of the […]

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Everybody Saw This Coming: CBS Revamps Tone-Deaf ‘Activist’ Reality TV Show Contest … Because, Duh

NewsOne Featured Video The CBS logo is seen at the CBS Building, headquarters of the CBS Corporation, in New York City on August 6, 2018. | Source: ANGELA WEISS / Getty Listen: I have no experience in producing TV shows. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. But if a person were to pitch to me an idea […]

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The Dead Get a Do-Over

In “Manifest,” a series streaming on Netflix, Michaela, one of the show’s more candidly troubled characters, turns up with her companions after a lengthy, unexplained absence to be reunited with their families. She ought to be ecstatic. But her reactions more aptly reflect the Kübler-Ross model of grief, some of its stages — denial, depression […]

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Late Night Takes Lots of Jabs at Nicki Minaj

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. Here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. A Swell Guy On Tuesday’s late-night shows, Nicki Minaj’s tweets about her cousin’s friend in Trinidad who she said […]

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The N.F.L.’s New Play: Embrace Betting Ads, Watch the Money Pour In

Betting has long been a part of the National Football League’s DNA. Two of its founding fathers, Art Rooney and Tim Mara, were gamblers. Rooney bankrolled the early years of the Pittsburgh Steelers with a small fortune he won at Saratoga Race Course. Mara, his close friend, was a bookmaker who bought the New York […]

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‘Muhammad Ali’ Docuseries From Ken Burns Is a Sweeping Portrait

Eig, the biographer, shared a huge trove of contacts with the filmmakers, and they started their initial interviews in 2016, a week after Ali died. Dozens of writers, friends and boxing ambassadors participated: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Holmes, Jesse Jackson, the novelist Walter Mosley, the ESPN writer Howard Bryant, the boxing promoter Don King. Over the […]

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BET’s ‘Karen’ Movie: Inside Black Twitter’s Real-Time Review Of Film About Privileged, Racist White Woman

NewsOne Featured Video Let me start by admitting I have not seen the movie “Karen,” which aired on BET on Tuesday night. I’ll probably get around to hate-watching it eventually, but I’m in no rush because if I wanted to watch racist, entitled white women who are allergic to leaving Black people alone, I could […]

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In Tone-Deaf Move, ‘Cops’ Reality TV Show Returning To Fox … Because, Of Course It Is

NewsOne Featured Video Fox News, aka Republican OnlyKlans, is using its subscription-based streaming service, Fox Nation, to renew “back the blue” America’s favorite pro-law enforcement, anti-common decency program, Cops, which Paramount canceled last year amid the murder of George Floyd and the national spotlight on systemic racism in policing. That’s right, the cop-a-ganda show that, […]

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